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The course begins with consideration of boundary layer development over a flat plate and curved surfaces, leading to boundary layer separation and forces on immersed bodies. This is followed by study of water wave theory with application to coastal and offshore engineering. These topics are also part of the EG40JJ Fluid Dynamics course. The second part of the course focuses on open channel flow and sediment transport, covering the St Venant equations, calculation of gradually varied flow profiles, fundamental aspects of sediment transport, and the calculation of bed load and suspended load transport.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
Boundary layer description, momentum integral equation, laminar
and turbulent boundary layer over flat plate. Boundary layer separation and
Wave mechanics: Development of linear wave theory. Wave
kinematics. Wave energy and power. Wave forces on structures. Wave shoaling and
Free surface flow - St Venant equation and applications, steady
uniform flow and conventional resistance formulae; critical flow and control
sections, steady and unsteady gradually varying flow.
Sediment transport: Threshold of motion; bed load; suspended load;
bed forms; stable channel design; the state of the art and future developments.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial/feedback sessions.
b) Students will receive feedback from their class tests.
c) Feedback on the final exam will be via posting of the exam paper solutions on MyAberdeen. Students can request more detailed individual feedback on their exam performance by contacting the Course Coordinator.